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Overview of Fieldwork
All candidates working towards a multiple or a single subject credential in the state of California must complete 600 hours of fieldwork over two semesters while enrolled in a credential program. Student teachers are required to spend five instructional hours per day, four days per week in their placement. Candidates begin by observing the classes taught by the cooperating teacher then gradually move into team-teaching during the instructional hours.
The placement coordinator arranges each of the traditional student teaching placements in accordance with state and university requirements. Thus, candidates are not permitted to arrange their own placements. The placement coordinator makes every effort to locate candidates’ field placements close to their residential addresses and to accommodate documented considerations. Living in an urban region, however, traditional student teachers need to be prepared to commute up to 60 minutes to their field sites.
Private School Placement
If a candidate is offered employment in a private school, that school must meet the conditions below. Prior to initiating an MOU, the Program Coordinator will verify these conditions are met, according to the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
The private school demographics must meet the state definition of a “diverse school setting” that reflects California’s public schools. The private school will be asked to provide evidence that relative to diversity of all of the following:
- race, ethnicity of the students,
- number of students from families below the federal poverty level, number or percentage of students on scholarship, tuition assistance, or other proxy that demonstrates that the school serves students from families in lower socio-economic income ranges,
- languages spoken by the students, including English learners, and
- the inclusiveness of the school for students with disabilities and the process for students to receive additional services, i.e. student study team and individualized education program processes.
Meet Basic Skills Competency
Meet Subject Specific Competency
Certificate of Clearance from CTC
Official negative TB test (valid for 3 years)
Verification of up to date Immunizations
You may only teach in your credential area
Attend all CSUEB courses; maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA
Document hours of fieldwork in Time2Track*
Placement coordinators will work with you for school assignments.
If you are qualified* you must find your own employment and email your program coordinator.
Once you commit to being a student teacher, you cannot switch to internship status until the semester break.
If you do not receive an offer of employment by the Friday before Labor Day weekend, you must notify the program coordinator that you are in need of a student teaching placement.
Solo Teaching: Required to take over instruction for 4 weeks during the program. We recommend 10 days in the fall and 10 days in the spring.
Individualized Intern Plan (IIP): Specify support, mentoring, and supervision from internship equivalent to 144 hours of general support plus 45 additional hours specific to the needs of English Learners.
During fall semester, placements begin as close to the start of the school year as possible and continue until the last day of finals week in December. During the spring semester, placements begin on the first day of the spring semester and continue until the last day of finals week in May. Candidates should stay in their placements during the CSUEB spring break.
Candidates must also notify school site personnel and supervisor in advance of any absence from their field assignment. They must provide all instructional plans and materials to the school as required for the day.
*If an additional observation is needed during week 14 or 15, the Teacher Candidate's final observation #6 of their Solo Experience MUST occur during Week 16 to offer additional time for growth toward mastery of
Week 7 or 8
*if needed: Additional Observation
Week 14 or 15
Week 15 or 16